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Klocked: Women with Horsepower. Pictured: Motorcycle on the Bonneville Salt Flats

Klocked: Women with Horsepower

The desolate, alien landscape of the Bonneville Salt Flats, barren, gleaming white... in the distance, the faint, high whine of motorcycles shifting through gears... and then three women stream into view on their roaring machines.

Klocked: Women with Horsepower focuses on women motorcycle land speed record holders Laura Klock and her two daughters Erika and Karlee Cobb. Laura grew up in rural Wisconsin surrounded by motorcycles, ATVs and snowmobiles. Laura not only loved the freedom of riding, she loved exploring how machines worked.

In 2006 Laura gained attention in the motorcycle community by setting a national land speed record of 143.659 MPH racing a customized Harley-Davidson road glide built for the Discovery Channel's Biker Build Off TV Series. In 2008, she broke her own record with a speed of 153.906 and her young daughters joined her quest for speed. In 2008 the three became the first mother, daughter, daughter trio in land speed racing history to set records at the same time. That year Laura's daughter Karlee was named the youngest racer to set a record on the Salt, as she was only 14 years old.

The trio has been setting records ever since and have been named some of the most influential women in land speed racing. Their top speeds to date have ranged between 195-197 MPH. Through moving and candid interviews Klocked: Women with Horsepower takes us into the lives of Laura Klock and her two daughters Erika and Karlee Cobb. This story reveals the strength of their mother, daughter, daughter relationship, the love and rivalry between two sisters and explores Laura's non-profit dedicated to helping at risk youth called Helping with Horsepower.

29 minutes
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